Things tagged random:

How I Gave Up Alternating Current

Rob Rhinehart lets the crazy out:

The walls are buzzing. I know this because I have a magnet implanted in my hand and whenever I reach near an outlet I can feel them.

(It’s some odd blend of viral marketing and true insanity, and I love it.) Orginally at http://robrhinehart.com/?p=1331, but his site is now defunct, so link is to archive.is.



Tiny Birds, Big Drama: Inside the World of the Birdmen of Queens

Emily S. Rueb in The New York Times:


Mr. Harinarain, a heating and air-conditioner repairman from Brooklyn, joined a procession of middle-aged men in fedoras and flat caps, cradling wood poles and cages the size of large shoe boxes, streaming into a pocket-size park in Richmond Hill, Queens, on a recent Sunday morning. The cages were blanketed in white coverlets, some trimmed with lace. Inside each one was a delicate songbird: a chestnut-bellied seed finch native to the northern parts of South America and the Caribbean.

Sundays are race days, though the events are not really races but speed-singing contests. Two cages each containing a male finch, whose fierce calls are triggered by an instinctive desire to woo females and defend turf, are hung on a pole about an inch apart.



My school just got a ton of new iMacs...this is what they did with the boxes.

studercinema at reddit:


My favorite comment:

Typical, Apple is always trying to reinvent the wheel.



Kramer's Entrance

Every single Kramer entrance, in chronological order. Enjoy!



The Exit Interview: I Spent 12 Years in the Blue Man Group

Eric Grundhauser at Atlas Obscura:

Blue Man Group is a theatrical performance that defies easy categorization—part drumming, part acting, part Tobias Fünke—known for an audition process that competes with Manhattan preschools for difficulty of acceptance. But what’s it like to be behind all that blue paint? We spoke to a recently-retired Blue Man named Isaac Eddy. For over 12 years, Eddy lived and performed behind the thick blue veneer and anonymous black garb of the Blue Men. From Las Vegas to New York to London, Eddy portrayed one of the wordless azure elementals first developed by performance artists Chris Wink, Matt Goldman, and Phil Stanton in 1991.

In our conversation with Eddy, we found that he was far from silent about his experience as a Blue Man. From the struggles of learning drumming for the audition, to how the behavior of dogs informed his performance, to his portentous final show, Eddy let us in on just about every aspect of his time under the Blue, and why he decided to be a human again.



Best Talk Show Ever

just edges out sneezing panda for favorite video from youtube



Children Falling Over



So Your Son is a Centaur?



A gif




Pointer Pointer



A Bee-ver!




best fishing trip ever!




김정은 풍자영상 중국에서 난리




ARST ARSW: Star Wars sorted alphabetically

All of the English dialogue in “Star Wars”, split into words, and sorted alphabetically.




Petaminx Tutorial - Full

A short 8 hours:




Rosie Perez Soul Train




Raving




Gou Miyagi

There are no rules in skateboarding. Gou’s part from Heroin’s Video Nasty is one of a kind.




Baby goat sees herself in the mirror




Meet the people who love Disney so much they moved there

For many, a trip to Disney is the holiday of a lifetime, but what if you decided to spend your lifetime at Disney?

There is a select group of people for whom this idea is no fantasyland, but a reality.

The Walt Disney Company has created a gated community known as Golden Oak - named after the company’s California ranch.